It seems like a lifetime ago we started our indiegogo campaign to sell 100 eMAKER Huxley 3D printer kits. To date, over 300 kits have been shipped, and many are now successfully printing in both PLA and ABS, in many different colours.
As mentioned in my last post, we are pleased to have joined forces with Adrian Bowyer and his company to form RepRapPro, and launch a new campaign on indiegogo. For this, we are offering 100 kits with delivery due in time for Christmas. The 100 unit limit was set since this is the number of sets we feel we can print in the time. Unlike our previous campaign, however, we will not wait until the end of the campaign to place orders for components, but instead invest up front in order to meet our delivery target.
The purpose of this post is to present a product which many eMAKER Huxley owners have enquired about: Huxley kits without printed parts*. One of the selling points of RepRap is that one can print parts for a friend, enabling potentially exponential growth. This is only feasible with the availability of hardware kits to go with the printed parts.
So if you know someone who wants one of these great little 3D printers, and you want to print the parts for them, then lead them to our indiegogo campaign here.
But we also want to give our beta customers a little something extra: a PCB heatbed upgrade (1 per customer) in return for referring a friend to our campaign, who then goes on to buy a kit. In order to claim one of these you will need to follow these simple steps:
1. Register with indiegogo
2. Navigate to our indiegogo campagin
3. Copy the ‘Share this:’ link and provide it to your friend.
4. By clicking the link, indiegogo will record the referral for us.
One final note, if not all of the 100 Christmas kits are sold, then the numbers shipped will be made up from the January batch of hardware kits.
*Hardware kit: a full kit of parts including all hardware, pre-assembled electronics with microSD support, motors, heatbed, belts, pulleys, power supply and cord, and sample printing material. The only thing missing is the printed parts.